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population of the world uses its well. if hugo chavez wins another presidential third term, it will help his agenda. chavez says he uses exports to benefit the poor. voters love chavez because he gives them low cost housing and food. >> chavez has the interest of the people. >> reporter: pollsters say he has a good shot at victory. at 40, he's young, energetic, and some say, sexy. what does an election here in south america mean to the united states? oil experts say the oil here in venezuela will impact how much we as americans pay in gas. >> if chavez gets reelected, i suppose we'll see lower crude oil sales to the u.s. and that's going to cost the consumer more money for their gasoline. >> reporter: today most ralliers rallied tweeting, get out the votes. street cry is rampant and oil production has slipped 30% in the last decade. >> if we win, we cannot believe that every problem will be solved on monday. but at least there is hope that the things can change. >> reporter: today, thousands of venezue venezuelans who over the years traveled to miami traveled to vote in new orleans. more vot
. >>> venezuelan president hugo chavez gets to keep his job for another six years, but his re-election came by the slimmest margin ever in his nearly 14 years of power, winning just 54% of the vote. actor danny glover, a longtime supporter of chavez, was on hand for a day of heavy voter turnout. chavez's opponent, a former state governor, accused him of unfairly using the country's oil wealth to his advantage. chavez told backers the revolution triumphed and reporters were voting for socialism. >>> well, talk about wedding crashers. in philadelphia, police had to break up a brawl involving almost 100 guests from two separate wedding parties. one man died of a heart attack and several people were injured, and it was all captured on cell phone video. nbc's francisco reports. >> reporter: it was anything but bliss on this wedding night in philadelphia. guests of two separate wedding parties duking it out. >> i was actually up on the second floor watching. >> it was bedlam. it really was out of hand. >> very loud and very obnoxious. >> reporter: that's the voice of 15-year-old max schultz, a gu
third term for social president hugo chavez, who won re-election even as he battled cancer. he won over many of his people by using his oil profits to help the poor and with free homes and other things in that society. many in this country worry his victory could mean even higher gas prices. >>> and while we're on the subject, california drivers may finally be getting a break. after setting another record, the average price for a gallon of regular hit 4.67 per gallon today. the california governor jerry brown has given the go-ahead to refiners to process a less expensive and less cleaner burning fuel known as the winter blend in the trade, three weeks earlier than they planned. that should bring prices down about 15 cents a gallon. before you know it our attentions will turn to heating costs. this will go down as the earliest week the weather changed for the season in a lot of areas, as canada sends us its very best cold air. in just the last week there were 409 record lows tied or broken. and depending on where you lived, the warm weather just went away and won't be back until next yea
president hugo chavez, who's been no friend of the united states, has failed to invest in the oil industry that he nationalized in the early 2000s. challenging chavez is 40-year-old enrique. he's thin, energetic and some say the sexy candidate. a sign that folks here feel the vote could be close and perhaps contested. grocery stores have been mobbed as if residents are preparing for a hurricane. families are stocking up, fearful that over the election results there could be some sort of violence. in a last-minute statement from chavez, sort of surprising since he's made the united states his archenemy, he said, commenting on the u.s. election, he hopes obama gets re-elected. chris? >> kerry sanders in caracas, thank you. >>> american airlines now says all 48 of its 757 boeings are back in service. they say they've fixed the problem with the pin that had caused entire rows of seats to come loose in flight. price of gasoline, it's risen to another all-time high in california today. it's now $4.66 for a gallon of regular unleaded. it was $4.16 a week ago, $3.80 a year ago. californians are pa
morning, savannah and willie, good morning, everyone. an unprecedented term for hugo chavez as the socialist leader, reelected president of venezu a venezuela. carrie sanders is there. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the official reports show that the president won that unprecedented third term with 54% of the vote. the newspaper headline says it all, six more years for chavez supporters, his re-election an emotional moment in history. fireworks filled the sky. and it went into the morning hours. his brand of socialism. >> we want better lives. >> reporter: hugo chavez, 58 years old, a star among the poor in south america, was himself surrounded by a hollywood star sunday, actor danny glover, a chavez supporter. for 14 years, he captured the imagination in large part because he has taken the oil well and used profits to give away free homes and subsidize grocery bills. >> i am happy for hugo chavez. >> reporter: he says the nation's oil wealth has been siphoned by a corrupt government, his supporters the middle class and wealthy, many now saying they will leave ven
to comment on it. it's coming from venezuela president hugo chavez. the socialist leader known for anti-american rhetoric says he hopes mr. obama wins the presidential election. he called mr. obama "a good guy." his comments could be a sign that he's looking for a better diplomatic relations with the u.s., the top buyer of venezuela's oil. >>> in eastern afghanistan, the taliban launched a deadly attack on u.s. forces. a suicide bomber rammed a motorcycle packed with explosives into a joint u.s./afghan patrol killing 14 people including three americans. today's attack comes after a deadly weekend on american forces pushing the u.s. military death toll to over 2,000 since the start of the 11-year war. in recent months, many killings have been insider attacks. that prompted the u.s. military to suspend joint operations between u.s. and afghan forces but today most of those operations have resumed. 31 americans have died this year from afghan forces killing u.s. forces. >>> syria's foreign minister made strong accusations today saying the turmoil was the fault of the u.s. and its allies. h
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